Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Florence, Italy.
  • adjective Having or characterized by a dull chased or rubbed finish. Used of gold.
  • adjective Prepared, cooked, or served with spinach.
  • noun A native or inhabitant of Florence, Italy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Florence, the chief city of Tuscany, in Italy.
  • noun A native or an inhabitant of Florence.
  • noun [lowercase] A silk textile fabric, of solid and durable make, used for wearing-apparel.
  • noun Same as florence, 2.
  • noun [lowercase] A kind of pie having no crust beneath the meat.
  • noun [lowercase] Same as fanchonnette.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A native or inhabitant of Florence, a city in Italy.
  • noun A kind of silk.
  • noun obsolete A kind of pudding or tart; a kind of meat pie.
  • adjective Belonging or relating to Florence, in Italy.
  • adjective a mosaic of hard or semiprecious stones, often so chosen and arranged that their natural colors represent leaves, flowers, and the like, inlaid in a background, usually of black or white marble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to the Italian city of Florence.
  • noun A native or resident of the Italian city of Florence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a native or resident of Florence, Italy
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the city of Florence

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Flōrentīnus, from Flōrentia, Florence, Italy.]

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From French florentin.

Examples

  • One of our best reporters was a Rhodes scholar specializing in Florentine history.

    Woodstein U: Notes on the Mass Production and Questionable Education of Journalists

  • One of our best reporters was a Rhodes scholar specializing in Florentine history.

    Woodstein U: Notes on the Mass Production and Questionable Education of Journalists

  • Through the fumes of a certain number of bottles and various glasses of various liquors, Giroudeau pointed out to Philippe a plump and agile little ballet-girl whom he called Florentine, whose good graces and affection, together with the box, belonged to him as the representative of an all-powerful journal.

    The Two Brothers

  • Through the fumes of a certain number of bottles and various glasses of various liquors, Giroudeau pointed out to Philippe a plump and agile little ballet-girl whom he called Florentine, whose good graces and affection, together with the box, belonged to him as the representative of an all-powerful journal.

    The Celibates

  • One time, at a club called Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, only twenty-five tickets were sold.

    Fallin’ Up

  • One time, at a club called Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, only twenty-five tickets were sold.

    Fallin’ Up

  • One time, at a club called Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, only twenty-five tickets were sold.

    Fallin’ Up

  • I started with a slice of mushroom quiche, and then had the Eggs Florentine, which is a casserole involving spinach and eggs and I don't even know what else.

    Chez Maurice Le Bourgogne

  • I started with a slice of mushroom quiche, and then had the Eggs Florentine, which is a casserole involving spinach and eggs and I don't even know what else.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • What is known as Florentine work is carried out in a stitch of this kind.

    Embroidery and Tapestry Weaving

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